Known as the Godfather of both Manga (Japanese comics) and Anime, Osamu Tezuka revolutionized the world with his creations—the most notable of which is Astro Boy (Mighty Atom). Since its launch in 1963, the franchise and licensing phenomena has generated over $3 billion in merchandise sales and continues to be an enduring success for Japan, with numerous iterations enjoyed by each consecutive generation. Astro has been featured on numerous “Greatest Anime of All-Time” lists and has inspired a multitude of animators and artists in their own work.
Archival Ink on Museum-Grade Deluxe Canvas Giclee Sean Danconia has built a seductive visual universe by marrying his love for cult-cinema, comics and animation to a wild pop-art aesthetic. His irreverent, prolific, and explosive imagination—based on an encyclopedic knowledge of popular culture —has produced a compelling array of fine art, collectibles and multimedia experiences across the globe. After living and working in Italy, Hong Kong and Vancouver—this iconoclast Canadian designer/artist/animator burst onto the LA art scene in 2008, lending his signature style to Disney®, New Balance, Hello Kitty, the Bob Marley Estate, King Features, Warner Bros and Marilyn Monroe, among others.
In addition to Mouche Gallery (Beverly Hills), Danconia art collections have been featured at Sotheby’s, LAB ART, Gallery 1988, Spoke Art (San Francisco), Wonderground Gallery (Downtown Disney), ArtInsights Film Art Gallery (Virginia) and KOJAWAN (London). Sean Danconia works out of Her Majesty’s Secret Studio, a creative factory focused on fine-art, design and new-media. Recent projects include an all-new art and limited-edition product collection for Tezuka Productions (Astro Boy , Kimba The White Lion) in addition to prep for his upcoming ‘MOD as HELL‘ exhibition, launching next year.